This species has deeply divided, fan-shaped leaves of blue-green to 3 feet across. It bears ivory blossoms on 6-foot-long panicles in summer. It may be shoot-hardy to Zone 6 with a deep layer of mulch.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsSabal palms hail from low-lying, tropical forests of the West Indies and from southern North America to northern South America. They bear fan-shaped leaves and panicles made up of three-petaled blossoms. In nature, the old leaves fall and crowd the base of the palms.
CareIndoors, grow in bright, indirect light; mist often in summer. Outdoors, grow in well-drained, moist soil in full sun with shade at midday.
PropagationSow seed in spring.
ProblemsButt rot, false smut, tar spot, manganese deficiency, fungal leaf spots, spider mites, scale insects.
- Genus : Sabal
- Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Uses : Containers
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Flower Color : White